The best part of writing this blog has always been the incredible people it’s brought into my life. From diplomats to farmers, loggers to ceo’s and everything in between, the diversity of my audience has lead to long lasting friendships and camaraderie that surpasses the distances between us.
One such long time reader and friend is David Cox, who has written a book that is attracting the attention of many in BC, including the media. Those of us who’ve known him for some time will recognize his blog from the sidebar to the right: http://offthegridhomes.org/
“It’s a fantasy for many on the West Coast: give up your office job for a life on a quiet island communing with nature.
David Cox lived that fantasy, and he wrote the book on it. Our Life Off the Grid: An Urban Couple Goes Feral will soon be available on paperback — it’s currently available as an e-book.
Cox used to live what he calls “the cul-de-sac existence.” He lived in the suburbs with two kids and a variety of jobs, trying everything from running a medical clinic, to professional motorcycle racing to a stint as a banker.
“I was bored,” said Cox. “I thought the routine of driving in traffic and living to work was unsatisfying.”
David and his wife Sally set off for Read Island, B.C., a remote island that has no roads, no stores and no power.”
Read the rest of this great story and listen to his interview here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/our-life-off-the-grid-couple-moves-from-suburbs-to-remote-island-1.2920131?cmp=rss
And take a few moments to watch this video,which is in essence, a trailer for the book:
If you like what you see and hear, and would like to purchase his book, you can do so at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Our-Life-Off-Grid-Couple/dp/0994014503
Congratulations David and Sally- you are living the dream of many. May you continue to reap the rewards of taking that leap!